Shoreditch

  • Shoreditch Platform: Come for the workspace, stay for the cocktails

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    It’s not often you hear the words work space and cocktail bar in the same breath. But this September, they’ve come together in a new bar and dining concept at Shoreditch Platform.

    The workspace is designed by the same architect who did some of Ottolenghi’s stunning interiors, including NOPI and its amazing mirror bathroom. Shoreditch Platform has a trendy graffiti-inspired black and white theme that’s more than a bit Shoreditch-esque. Access

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  • Time Out Market is coming to London, opening in Shoreditch

    Time Out Market is coming to London, opening in Shoreditch

    Another huge food market is coming to town - this time, it's the turn of Time Out Market, which seems to be in the process of taking over the globe, following success in Lisbon (with New York and Miami planned). They're taking over a spot in Commercial Street that's essentially just across the road from Spitalfields Market. 

    And it's a big old place too - 19,250 sq ft, 450 seats, 17 restaurants and a Cooking

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  • Yuu Kitchen South Asian restaurant comes to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar

    Yuu Kitchen South Asian restaurant comes to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar

    A new restaurant is heading to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar, but you can expect just a little less ice at this new place. Food-wise, it's a menu with pan-Asian (and Australian) influences from head-chef Jon de Villa, who was previously at Nobu, Nobu Berkeley and Zafferano. On the menu here is:

    • Bao buns including Twice-cooked 7up Braised Pork Belly and Crispy
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  • Sagardi

    Spanish restaurant specialising in Basque food comes to Shoreditch.
  • Popolo Italian restaurant is opening in Shoreditch

    Popolo Italian restaurant is opening in Shoreditch

    There's a new Italian restaurant coming to Shoreditch called Popolo (yes, you did read that right). It comes from Jonathan Lawson, who has worked with Theo Randall for five years and is now opening his own place, joining up with his business partner, Munur Shah. 

    It's a small restaurant at 32 seats and the menu at Popolo is being described as Italian with a touch of Moorish and Spanish - and in practice, that means dishes

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  • Hix's Tramshed is re-launching and the chicken and steak just got a lot bigger

    Hix's Tramshed is re-launching and the chicken and steak just got a lot bigger

    There's change afoot at Mark Hix's Shoreditch spot Tramshed, which is about to relaunch. Originally started as a chicken and steak place, that premise remains the same - but everything got a lot bigger. The first of the two main events is the "Yard of Beef" - that's a huge 1.5kg of 28-day aged rib of beef on the bone for £95 (serving a minimum of 3-4). There's also the Big Bird - a huge Capon chook

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  • IKEA is putting on a restaurant pop-up with a difference in Shoreditch

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    Love having your mates over to supper, but hate the washing up/general prep part of it? Then IKEA's new Shoreditch pop-up could be for you. For 15 days the Swedish retailer is putting on a DIY restaurant where you pick out the menu.

    The good news is that once you've picked out the dishes to serve, you'll get a head chef to help realise your menu plus a sous chef and maître de to help out. The cleaning up will be done for you and you get to invite up to 19 of

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  • Dirty Bones is coming to Shoreditch and they're bringing the Mac Daddy

    Dirty Bones is coming to Shoreditch

    Updated with menu and soft launch details

    If you're in East London and ever fancied a Dirty Bones's Mac Daddy (a burger covered in Mac n Cheese which is VERY good), you soon won't have far to go. They've just announced their third outpost, opening in the heart of Shoreditch. 

    They're opening around the corner from Beach Blanket Babylon with their latest, a big space that's taking over a Grade II listed

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  • Test Driving The Frog - Adam Handling comes to Shoreditch

    08 frogAdam Handling has made the move from St James to Shoreditch. We head to The Frog to see how he's getting on.  

  • Flat Iron returns to Shoreditch and they're bringing a huge spit roast too

    Flat Iron returns to Shoreditch and they're bringing a huge spit roast too

    Hot Dinners Exclusive.

    Since originally popping up as a Shoreditch residency, Flat Iron have gone on to become very big indeed. Best known for their affordable steaks, they've been a big hit all over town. And now they're about to return to Shoreditch, but

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  • Basque specialist Sagardi comes to London with restaurant in Shoreditch

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    It's that time of the year when you either have to have some sort of great foodie trip planned or avoid Instagram for the next few months. Happily there's something to make any homebody happy as a major player on the Basque region's restaurant scene is heading this way.

    Grupo Sagardi was founded 18 years ago in Barcelona by Iñaki Viñaspre. The goal was to champion Basque gastronomy. In the intervening years he founded more restaurants in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia,

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  • Gizzi Erskine is hosting a duvet fort pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch

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    Fancy being wined and dined for free by Gizzi Erskine? You'd be fools not to. Well that's what's on offer with a popup hitting Shoreditch next week. #DuvetDining is a one day restaurant popping up at The Loft on Kingsland Road. To win one of 24 seats at the lunch, you'll have to enter a competition on TK Maxx's Facebook page between 6pm tonight and midnight on Sunday.

    If you're wondering what the duvet alludes to, it's because you'll be dining inside duvet forts made

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  • Below The Smoke bar opens under Rok in Shoreditch

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    It's been quite a while in the planning but the downstairs bar at Rok in Shoreditch is now officially ready to go. The a new 24 seat bar space will open this month and here's what you need to know:

    They have an ace mixologist on the job - the seasonal cocktail menu is designed by Matt Whiley.

    The food may have a touch of Ikea about it but it also sounds like perfect bar snacks - such as duck pate with fermented

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  • Whisky bar Black Rock comes to Shoreditch from the people behind Worship Street

    Whisky bar Black Rock comes to Shoreditch from the people behind Worship Street

    Updated 10/3/16 with a look at the menu

    It's all about the whisky at the moment - with incoming news that the same people behind the Worship Street Whistling Shop are opening Black Rock, a whisky bar in Shoreditch. 

    In that bar, we're to expect a stripped-back space with "a hip-hop, electro-funk soundtrack". But the centrepiece - in a big reference to the aging process -

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  • Absurd Bird chicken is coming to Spitalfields and Soho

    Absurd Bird chicken is coming to Spitalfields and Soho

    Seems like there's life in the market for more chicken ventures in London. We hear that a new company, Absurd Bird, is opening two new restaurants in London this year.

    The company is kicking off its chicken-focused takeover by launching in Spitalfields and Soho in March. It's essentially chicken combined with American deep south cooking. And they've teamed up with Fosse Meadows Farm and bought every single one of their

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